Day 13. Today is the day after Christmas. The aftermath of the culmination of what everyone has prepared for during the past month. I headed down to JBEE during the lunch time and there was of course a line. Obviously there was a line because it was lunch time. Even though I just wanted to get a yumburger and pearl cooler ube drink, I didn’t care for the line. The line means nothing to me even if I have to wait more than an hour. I made sure I had nothing to do while I was standing in line for Jollibee. To pass the time I figure I write my diary entry to on my iTouch and transfer it over to facebook later. Some people are on their phones (probably on facebook updating their statuses that they are at Jollibee), some on their iPods, and some just having conversations with family and friends. The dining area seemed pretty packed obviously because it was lunch time. Out of the many times I went to Jollibee I would say 1 out of 100 customers coming in are non-Filipino. It is an interesting dynamic to see where Jollibee can hold it’s on purely on the Filipino population. Standing in a Jollibee line is kinda like riding the bus with a bunch of nanas and tatas speaking in their native tongue. And then you got the younger generation of Fil-Ams talking about whatever they got going on in their young lives whether it’s Katy Perry’s new album or the speculation of the iPad2 coming out next year. I also see some workers that I usually see in the mornings working. Something I also noticed was the different work attire girls and guys have. The girls got yellow and the guys got blue. I am also starting to see some new workers which reflects the company’s new hires.
Day 11. Today is Christmas Eve and Jollibee is open! They are going to be open on Christmas and New Years Day too! How is Awesome is that. Only Jollibee I tell ya. The one week that they have been open must have brought them one months worth of good business already. They are running strong indeed. I always wonder if they will run out of food during those endless and unlimited amounts of lines. Anyways today I went slightly later in the morning because I had no work. However, I was scheduled to work at the UH Football Hawaii Bowl game vs. Tulsa. I had 4 tickets to the game which I gave away to my sisters and my friend Mary. I got a Pearl Cooler Buko Pandan and 3 Yumburgers. I got the 3 yumburgers for my friends Josh, Ariel, and myself for the game that we will be working.
Day 10. Today I went in the morning before work. It was empty. Today, I had the Buko Pandan Pearl Cooker for the first time. I think it is just as good as the Ube Pearl cooler. I don’t hate on Jollibee food because it is just too good to hate. I also got the chickenjoy spaghetti and I saved it for dinner. When I ate it for dinner, I had it and added it with rice at home. It was bomb.
Happy Birthday to my fellow TEK Niccolo. Hopefully he had some Jollibee to fufill his day.
Day 9. Today I went in the morning before work. It was empty. I just ordered a burger steak with rice. I was going to have it for lunch. It was super good with the rice and gravy. Take that Zippys loco moco!
Happy Birthday to my good friend Peter. Hopefully he had some Jollibee to fufill his day.
Day 8. Today I went in the morning before work. I got a ube pearl cooler and yumburger. I drank the ube pearl cooler for breakfast. I also saved the yumburger at our work fridge and didn’t eat it till later. I am starting to notice there is a slight line in the mornings because they do not have that much people working the registers as much.
Happy Birthday to my fellow Jaycee Rachel. Hopefully she had some Jollibee to fufill her day.
Day 7. Today I went in the morning before work. It was empty. I ordered a yumburger and peach mango pie. I saved the peach mango pie at our work fridge and didn’t eat it till later. I had the yumburger for breakfast.
Day 6. Today my crew and I have 2 grad parties to perform at. A bunch of them all slept over at Louise’s dorm. I didn’t sleep or stay over because I had to do something with family. We were all going to meet up there before the gigs. They had a slumber party. So before going there in the morning I went over to Jollibee. I ordered a Spaghetti family pack and 8 yumburgers. This was all for the crew. Some of them ate the spaghetti and I was glad they all demolished the yumburgers. I noticed that there was still some leftover Jollibee from the day before in Louise’s fridge. I added my plate of spaghetti along with the fried rice that they were cooking for breakfast. That was some good stuff. My friend Ariel made me some blueberry cupcakes with fresh blueberries on the side with whipped cream for my post birthday. I was very happy. What a good way to start the day.
Day 5. Today is my birthday. Not only is today my birthday but it was UH Manoa’s 100th Graduation Commencement Ceremony. First thing I did when I got up was go to Jollibee. I had the Ube Pearl Cooler and peach mango pie for breakfast. I had to pee so I used their restroom for the very first time like a Virgin. The restroom was really nice. My favorite thing in their was the hand air dryer. It was the most powerful hand air dryer I had ever experienced. Afterwards I went to Longs Drugs to get some leis for my friends that were graduating.
After the ceremony and leiing my friends, my sister Riva, Louise, and I headed over to Jollibee. This was my 1st time going to Jollibee 2 times in one day. As we were going down there, we had a full van rise over there by picking up a few more friends, Maika, Shelby, and Chino. When we got there, there was of course a line that wrapped around the place. But we didn’t care, we were at Jollibee. So we stood in line. I had to pee really bad and I already knew where the restroom was so I went. My friends stood in line. The wait wasn’t that bad. It was actually very exciting. When I got back, one of my friends asked me ho you just went in their and they never stop you? And I was like no I had to use the restroom and yeah. So we stood in line. We had the menus out. I keep a menu in my wallet for good luck. Riva started taking orders for everyone. Shelby started talking with this one dude who was a father and had two kids. We told him about our dance crew and stuff and he was pretty interested. We gave business cards to him and his kids. His kids were cool too. Then we all just started talking about Jollibee and stuff and how it reminds us of the Philippines and stuff. As we got closer within the line we finally reached the worker before going onto the other line inside the store. He took our orders on their pre-order menu. We gave him our paper so that it was easier for him. As we were on the other inside line, Riva and I somewhat changed the our order menu. Good thing she carried a pen. Maika, Riva, and I stood in line. The rest of the gang looked for seats which they did. Louise was excited because she was at Jollibee again. She took more pictures with herself and the Jollibee pictures that were on the restaurant. When we finally got to the cashier server person worker, we ended up talking about the menu again and tried to fix our order some more. I left it all to Riva. At the end we all got what we wanted and ordered. We sat in the back portion of the restaurant. And enjoyed our meal. I had the Amazing Aloha with halo halo, Maika had the Champ Yumburger with fries and a drink, Riva had the spaghetti chickenjoy and palabok fiesta, Louise had the chickenjoy palabok meal, Shelby had the chickenjoy spaghetti meal, and Chino had the Chickenjoy Palabok with ube peark cooler.
It was great. I felt like having a kids party at Jollibee for my birthday and wished I had a reservation and stuff. But I think it is too early in the game for Jollibee to do that. I would say we had 70% of the Jollibee Hawaii Waipahu experience. We stood in line, we ordered, we ate, we took pictures, and we used their restroom.
Happy Birthday also to my twin from another mother Lauren and Tita Ime’s daughter Olivia. Hope they have a Jollitastic one!
Day 4. Today I ordered a chickenjoy with palabok with no drink and a yumburger. I ate the yumburger for breakfast. I had the chickenjoy palabok for lunch. Today was my good friend Karen’s birthday. I would have given her some of my chickenjoy if I saw her. So far I went there everyday in the morning before going to work.
At work, my co-worker Israel said what the you are having that again you are addicted to that stuff or something like that. He asked me where the other locations are at. I told him that there is only one in Waipahu. Before I had my lunch, Israel told me that there is going to be a staff meeting. So I was like OK, I didn’t hear about it but OK. So I quickly warmed up my chickenjoy palabok and rushed over to the tablle. I was wondering why I was the only one on the table eating by myself. I come to find out that my co-workers surprised me with a pre-birthday birthday cake and gift. I was really surprised. I felt kinda weird because I think everyone had their lunch already. While I was finishing my lunch everyone else was eating my cake. We had red velvet cake which was super yummy.
Happy Birthday to Karen! Hope she had a Jolli one!
Day 3. Today I got 6 Yumburgers and a Burger Steak plate. I got the 6 yumburgers for the crew during practice. I had the burger steak with mashed potatoes for lunch. I think my co-worker Iz is starting to wonder why I am having Jollibee again. So far everytime I ordered I had a different server serve me.
Even though Red Ribbon is not expected to open till next year it seems like they have the Red Ribbon bakery stand out. It seems like it is taking a lot of wasted space because that space can be used for more customer to order their food and open up more servers and cashier people. But perhaps they are using that space for something else in the meantime like extra storage or what not.